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    Default Fire Aqua cube

    I finally got round to planting my fire aqua cube. Itís been running for about 6 weeks. Filter is contained at the back. Soil is Amazonia. Lighting is via 2 aquamedic reef led mounts with the bulbs changed for day light ones. Co2 added last week so will see how it goes.[IMG]

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    Cheers

    Mike

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    Very nice Mike! Dramatic shadows.

    Looks like a wonderful home for some shrimp

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    Very cool! Haven't seen that light before.

    Also admiring your 4x needle valve assembly!

    What creeping plant is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Very cool! Haven't seen that light before.

    Also admiring your 4x needle valve assembly!

    What creeping plant is that?
    Hey Rebel, thanks.

    The carpet is staurogyne Porto Velo.
    Hopefully will stay quite low.

    I quite like those light units, they are pretty minimalistic.

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweefu View Post
    Very nice Mike! Dramatic shadows.

    Looks like a wonderful home for some shrimp
    Thanks.

    Do you know I cannot seem to keep a shrimp alive for more than a week in any of my tanks. I have been through everything I can think of and still can’t get it right. I can’t work it out, not even a cherry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikevet View Post
    Thanks.

    Do you know I cannot seem to keep a shrimp alive for more than a week in any of my tanks. I have been through everything I can think of and still canít get it right. I canít work it out, not even a cherry!
    It's a heavy metal leech. Likely copper that's leeching out of some ornament or tank or sub. Have you ever used copper sulfate?

    Make sure you only use prime to treat tap water. And finally you can try RO. Then you can kind of isolate the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    It's a heavy metal leech. Likely copper that's leeching out of some ornament or tank or sub. Have you ever used copper sulfate?

    Make sure you only use prime to treat tap water. And finally you can try RO. Then you can kind of isolate the problem.
    Thanks Rebel,

    I have tested for copper but all seems good. I use only rainwater. It is collected from an old iron roof so maybe that’s to blame. Is there any merit to treating the rainwater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikevet View Post
    Thanks Rebel,

    I have tested for copper but all seems good. I use only rainwater. It is collected from an old iron roof so maybe thatís to blame. Is there any merit to treating the rainwater?
    Yes there is merit in your case. Could you use tap water for tanks for a while? That would also be a worthwhile experiment.

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